Greek Yogurt Blood Orange Loaf Cake

A delicious cake made from Greek yogurt, orange extract, and a few other ingredients. This is sure to be your new favorite dessert!

Greek Yogurt Blood Orange Loaf Cake is a delicious cake that is made with Greek yogurt and blood orange juice. It has a light, fluffy texture, not too sweet and a perfect balance of citrus flavor.

Have a wonderful Friday. Babies, you know what szn it is… THE CITRUS SEASON HAS COMMENCED. This lovely blood orange loaf cake, baked with greek yogurt and topped with a pink icing, is the perfect way to toast the occasion.

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When do oranges come into season?

Immediately! Right now, to be precise. We like to eat goods when they are at their freshest and most delicious, so trust me when I say that this Greek Yogurt Blood Orange Loaf Cake is at its prime. I promise this will be a crowd favorite since it’s juicy, tangy, tasty, and oh so simple to make.

Bonus points for the fact that it’s also quite attractive.

What is zest, exactly?

Grate the top layer of a citrus fruit’s peel to make orange zest (or any fruit’s zest for that matter). It gives this blood orange cake a lovely bright touch and really enriches the taste. YUM.

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What is the best way to zest an orange?

No, this isn’t a silly question!

It’s really rather straightforward. Simply wash your fruit and use your zester. If you don’t have a zester, I suggest getting one, but if you don’t, a microplane will do. In a pinch, I’ve even used a fine cheese grater to get the job done. Pull your orange over the rind with the zester at an angle until you reach the white of the rind. Repeat this process until you’ve gone all the way around your orange. All of the zest will collect on the reverse side of the paper, which you can scrape into your batter.

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Greek yogurt is the key ingredient.

My favorite addition to any of my cakes, muffins, or breads is Greek yogurt. The acidity of the yogurt aids in the activation of the leavening ingredient, giving the rise a boost. Not to mention that it is beneficial to your health.

While blood oranges are in season, zest and juice them all and make this bad boy this weekend! 

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This stunning blood orange loaf cake, baked with greek yogurt and topped with the right pink glaze, is the ideal way to celebrate citrus season.

  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 45 minutes
  • 75-minute total time
  • 1 loaf (normal size) yields 1x
  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 45 minutes
  • 75-minute total time
  • 1 loaf (normal size) yields 1x

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  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 45 minutes
  • 75-minute total time
  • 1 loaf (normal size) yields 1x

Ingredients

To make the cake

  • a half cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 blood oranges, zest
  • apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon
  • a half cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)

To make the glazing

  • 4 blood orange juice, decreased
  • a quarter-cup of milk
  • a half-cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon extract de vanille

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a big loaf pan with parchment paper and grease it. Remove from the equation.
  2. Whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, blood orange zest, and vinegar in a large mixing basin.
  3. Alternate folding in the flour and the greek yogurt in three batches. Don’t overmix the ingredients.
  4. Fill prepared pan halfway with batter and bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Allow for thorough cooling while preparing the glaze.
  5. In a small saucepan, juice the 4 blood oranges. Reduce the juice to around 2 teaspoons over medium high heat (the liquid should be roughly half its original volume).
  6. Remove the juice from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth and thoroughly combined. If it needs to be thinned down, add a bit more milk.
  7. Over the cooled cake, pour the glaze. Serve with blood oranges or edible flowers as a garnish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does adding Greek yogurt to cake do?

A: Adding Greek yogurt to cake adds a creamy texture that is not present in traditional recipes. This type of recipe does have less fat and fewer calories than those with regular buttermilk or sour cream, which leads many people to prefer it.

What does yogurt do in baking?

A: Yogurt is a dairy product which consists of yogurt culture, bacterial fermentation and lactic acid bacteria. It helps with leavening the dough or batter to give it shape and elasticity, some strains can also act as a sour agent.

Why is my yogurt cake dense?

A: Yogurt cakes are dense because they typically have a lot of yogurt in them, which is a very high moisture ingredient.

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